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"A" ('Princess Ida' No. 2) Company in Southampton

The Era (London, England), Saturday, August 23, 1884; Issue 2396.

PRINCE OF WALES'S ROYAL THEATRE. – Lessee and Manager, Mr. J. W. Gordon. – Mr. D'Oyly Carte's opera company on Monday night presented here for the first time Messrs. Gilbert and Sullivan's brilliantly written and magnificently mounted Princess Ida.

Among the ladies the impersonators of the Princess Ida and Lady Blanche, with Misses Kate Forster, Marie Wynter, Buckingham, and M. Lennox as the girl graduates, well deserved praise for their singing and acting, their dresses, too, being all that grace, sweetness, and taste could desire; while among the men special mention must be made of Mr. James, jun., as King Gama – a part better played than sung – of Hilarion and his friends, with their admirable acting in the scene where they try to palm themselves off as girl graduates; and of Messrs. Thompson, Mounsey, and Winterbottom as men at arms.

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